For many individuals, the start of a brand new 12 months represents a contemporary begin with objectives and desires in place that we want to see occur.
The identical will be mentioned for AFL golf equipment, as all of them purpose for the best success on the finish of each season.
Because it stands, all golf equipment are simply wishing for issues to occur with the start of the season nonetheless some time away.
Here’s a have a look at what every membership could also be wishing for.
Hawthorn: Tom Scully’s ankle heals to perfection
Eyebrows have been raised when Scully was allowed to depart GWS so cheaply, but when the Hawks’ medical workforce can get him out on the sphere it is going to be an absolute steal. At his greatest, Scully is likely one of the greatest, if not the most effective, two-way runners within the sport and would add to an already sturdy Hawthorn midfield.
Melbourne: Sam Weideman takes a large leap
Weideman made his mark within the Demons’ run to the preliminary ultimate and with Jesse Hogan now departed, there’s loads of alternative for the important thing ahead to make the place his personal. 2019 might fairly simply be the making of Sam Weideman.
North Melbourne: New recruits shine, present their value
The Kangas could have missed out on the likes of Andrew Gaff, however the inclusion of Jared Polec offers the midfield some added class. Aaron Corridor, Jasper Pittard and Dom Tyson are additionally helpful inclusions and doubtless aren’t getting as a lot credit score as they deserve proper now.
Port Adelaide: Lycett takes the load off Paddy
It’s no secret that Paddy Ryder isn’t getting youthful and the arrival of Scott Lycett from West Coast may very well be an enormous increase in serving to Port. By buying Lycett, the Energy now might have a system in place the place Ryder might spend extra time up ahead alongside Charlie Dixon, who ought to now not must pinch hit within the ruck.
Richmond: Tom Lynch roars
We all know simply how good Richmond are at their greatest, however might they be about to get so much higher with Lynch’s arrival? If Lynch can proceed to provide at an elite degree, there isn’t any cap as to how good this aspect will be. However there’s each probability his arrival sees a change within the model which had been so profitable over the past two seasons.
St Kilda: Paddy McCartin comes of age
The previous primary choose hasn’t had a lot luck in his profession thus far as he has battled a number of concussion issues. However when he has been at his greatest, McCartin has confirmed to be a key contributor and with Max King now having joined the membership, the strain for spots inside ahead 50 is hotter than ever.
Sydney: Subsequent era leads enchancment
Sadly for the Swans, a number of of their star gamers are reaching the sharp finish of their careers and a few pundits imagine they may slide in 2019. However as at all times, the Swans have a behavior of selecting diamonds out of the tough and they’re going to want enchancment from their youthful guys to keep away from a slide.
Western Bulldogs: An English flavour
The ruck place on the Bulldogs has typically been a supply of debate between supporters over the previous a number of years. Now getting into his third season, Tim English has a very good as probability as anybody to make the place his personal. There isn’t any doubting his expertise and he seems to be to be a prospect for years to come back.
West Coast: Filling the Nick Nat void
They might have received the premiership with out Nick Naitanui however doing that after once more seems a problem in itself. With Scott Lycett having departed, Tom Hickey has been introduced in to share the duties with Nathan Vardy. From an out of doors perspective, that’s not a pairing which spreads worry into opposition groups.